River Inn of Harbor Town

Memphis, Tennessee

The hotel

There’s definitely a European ambience to this AAA 4 diamond award winning hotel with its pine floors, 1800s fireplace, small libraries and sitting areas. You’ll be greeted with a complimentary glass of wine or champagne on arrival, showcasing some of that famous southern charm, and then shown to your very comfortable room, complete with 4-poster bed and walnut armoire! Once you’ve settled in, explore the delights the River Inn has to offer, including a fantastic rooftop terrace with stunning views of the Mississippi River. There are 3 dining options, Paulette's offering gourmet American cuisine with a French twist and fine wines overseen by an award-winning sommelier and the Terrace bar and restaurant serving small plates and hand crafted cocktails. For something more casual, head to Tug’s for a good range of comfort fare, including juicy hamburgers and gumbos packed with seafood. It also boasts a ‘place to meet’ bar, great for passing the time and perhaps picking up a few city tips with fellow guests and locals. At night, a complimentary glass of Port and chocolate truffles await you in your room, the perfect end to a perfect day!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Families
  • Free Parking
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Situated in the Harbor Town neighbourhood of Memphis, across from Greenbelt Park along the Mississippi River. The downtown trolley for exploring is one mile away with world-famous Beale Street a distance of 2 miles. Transfer time from Memphis International Airport: 15 minutes.

Hotel information

28 rooms on 4 floors in 2 buildings. All with 4-poster beds, air-conditioning, flatscreen TV, DVD/CD player, complimentary WiFi, mini-fridge, safe, hairdryer, iron and board. Complimentary Port wine and chocolate truffles are served at turn-down. Standard Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. Most rooms have Mississippi River views.

Deluxe Rooms are larger with 1 king-size bed or 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. 

Superior Rooms are mostly corner rooms with Mississippi River views, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Full American breakfast is included and served every morning at Paulette's (7:00am-10:00am). Paulette's Restaurant (fine dining). Tug’s Grill. The Terrace Bistro and bar, overlooking the Mississippi (handcrafted cocktails and selected wines, small plate gourmet food; open 5:00pm-9:00pm) and Little Bar. Concierge. Babysitting service* (on request). Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Complimentary WiFi. 24-hour room service*. 24-hour front desk. Complimentary parking.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

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Sep 15, 2020 barbaraU1856MN

This is an oasis hotel like none other! You are transformed to a peaceful island on the outskirts of a urban, sprawling city. With beautiful river views and walks, great food choices (deli, bistro, bars, high ranked restaurant). Service outstanding! And the 4 poster beds, reading nook! It is the no. 1 Go To place in Memphis!
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Aug 29, 2020 D3517EBbrians Memphis, Tennessee

I wanted to treat my girlfriend to a romantic getaway... I went and visited the Inn to see how I could arrange a truly wonderful memory. Every detail was taken care of by the staff. I requested champagne to be in the room upon arrival as well as a flower arrangement... Lisa blew us away with her arrangement.The bar and restaurants on the property… Read more
I wanted to treat my girlfriend to a romantic getaway... I went and visited the Inn to see how I could arrange a truly wonderful memory. Every detail was taken care of by the staff. I requested champagne to be in the room upon arrival as well as a flower arrangement... Lisa blew us away with her arrangement.The bar and restaurants on the property are warm, welcoming and have spectacular views of the Mississippi River! Highly recommend this property!! Read less
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Aug 20, 2020 2020ARose Hershey, Pennsylvania

The old charm of the south comes though at this beautiful and boutique hotel. The professional service of the staff and fresh floor coffee are just two of the many reasons we will return. Paulette's did not disappoint with a southern charm and fresh baked bread. I highly recommend this Memphis Charm if you want to experience the southern… Read more
The old charm of the south comes though at this beautiful and boutique hotel. The professional service of the staff and fresh floor coffee are just two of the many reasons we will return. Paulette's did not disappoint with a southern charm and fresh baked bread. I highly recommend this Memphis Charm if you want to experience the southern hospitality that Memphis delivers so well. Read less
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Aug 10, 2020 ssalm0n

Excellent service and very friendly. Rooms were clean. Food was great and we would recommend the River Inn to our friends and family. Masks were required by staff and visitors which made us feel at ease about COVID 19.
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Aug 3, 2020 Chrishworth Memphis, Tennessee

Very intimate & cozy inn. The little things make the difference & the inn pays attention to the little things. Just as good or better than a bed & breakfast. The inn is in a very walk-able & nice area with dining options on site. The river view rooms are the best & sunsets over the river are amazing!